Quick Answer: What Is A Blue Badge Scheme?

Do I qualify for a blue badge?

You should automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if one or more of these criteria apply to you: you get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.

you claim Personal Independence Payment because you can’t walk further than 50 metres.

you receive a War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement..

What is a Blue Badge UK?

About the Blue Badge scheme The Blue Badge scheme offers on-street parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems. Benefits include free on-street parking in ‘pay and display’ bays.

How far can you walk to qualify for a blue badge?

50 metresThis score is awarded to people who cannot walk further than 50 metres safely, repeatedly and to an acceptable standard. We believe this equates to the criterion in the Blue Badge regulations requiring a person to have “very considerable difficulty” walking.

How much does a disabled blue badge cost?

A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England and £20 in Scotland. It’s free in Wales. They usually last up to 3 years. You must reapply for a Blue Badge before your current one expires.

Can you park on a single yellow line with a disabled badge?

You may park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours if it is safe to do so but not within 15 metres of a junction or where there are restrictions on loading or unloading – indicated by yellow kerb dashes and/or signs on plates.

Can you get a blue badge without PIP?

If you do not receive any qualifying benefits you can still apply for a Blue Badge through the “with further assessment” route. This also applies to people who may have lost their DLA in their PIP reassessment or did not get the required number of points needed.

What disabilities get a blue badge?

If you’re disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge. You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child with a health condition that affects their mobility. Councils can charge for a blue badge. The most you can be charged is £10.

How long does a blue badge application take?

17 daysIn a survey of councils last summer, the department found that on average it takes an applicant 17 days from applying to receiving a brand new Blue Badge – or 28 days if a medical assessment is required.

Where is my blue badge application?

You can check the progress of your Blue Badge application by logging into our Blue Badge Customer Portal. You’ll need your application reference number to hand, which can be found on the confirmation email you received when you submitted your application.

What happens if you get caught using a blue badge?

If you are charged, you will face prosecution. Following a conviction, you will receive a conviction for fraud on your criminal record and a possible fine of up to £1000.

How does a blue badge work?

If you have a Blue Badge you can park in places other drivers can’t, for example parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. The Blue Badge is linked to you rather than a vehicle, so you can use it with any car. This includes taxis and hire cars that you’re driving, or travelling in as a passenger.

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

The disabled parking place for blue badge users does not belong to you, other badge holders may park there when displaying their blue badge. Depending on your circumstances you may be able to get a disabled space outside your own home dedicated for your use. … you have a valid disabled person’s badge (Blue Badge)

Can a carer use a blue badge?

The person you care for may also be eligible for a Blue Badge. The Blue Badge is linked to you rather than a vehicle, so it can be used with any car. You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child with a health condition.

Where can you not park with a blue badge?

BLUE BADGE HOLDERS CANNOT PARK: Single yellow line (except Kensington and Chelsea as long as there is no loading or unloading restriction and only for 20 minutes to drop off or pick up a disabled person, or to collect goods) Suspended parking bays. Residents parking bays. Personalised disabled bays.

Can you get a blue badge for arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

What illnesses qualify for disability living allowance?

Arthritis, with over 500,000 claimants, is by far the most common cause for people to be DLA recipients. Mobility problems, including back pain, arthritis, and other muscle and joint diseases, together account for more than one million DLA claimants.

Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?

Blue badge holders can park free of charge, for up to four hours, for one year from the date of registration. The drop off zone is now located outside of the entrance to the new hospital, opposite car park 2.